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diy christmas gifts

Spread holiday cheer with these cheap and easy DIY Christmas gifts. You can make these gifts for under $10 with minimal effort and skill. This blog post includes gift ideas for mom, dad, teens, friends, foodies and more!

Tools and Supplies You May Need:

  • Mod Podge with Foam Brush
  • Tacky or Super Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3 – Walmart)
  • Spray Paint ($1-$5 at Walmart, depending on color and type)
  • Acrylic Paint ($0.50 each at Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Tape (e.g. double sided or painter’s tape)
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, etc)

DIY Christmas Gifts for Mom

chalkboard-coaster

Chalkboard Coaster
tile +  chalkboard paint + chalk + accents

Tutorial here

jar-vases

Mason Jar Stenciled Flower Vase
mason jars + spray paint + shipping labels

Tutorial here

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Make Your Own Chalkboard
Board + Wood Finials + Wood Stain + Chalkboard Spray Paint

You will need a drill and painter’s tape, but it’s super easy to make!

Tutorial here

oven-mitts

This does take some sewing skill, but it’s easy and cheap if you have a sewing machine
dollar store oven mitts + fabric

Tutorial here

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DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

Tutorial here

ceramic-coaster

Ceramic Coasters
ceramic tiles + photos + clear acrylic spray + small felt circles

Tutorial here

candle-heart

Chalk Paint Heart Candle Holder
chalk paint + tape + candle holder + candle + natural raffia
Money Saving Tip: You can get the candle holder, candle and natural raffia at Dollar Tree

Tutorial here

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Painted Tin Cans
chalk paint + tin can + washi tapes + free printable

Tutorial here

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Peppermint Bath Bombs

Tutorial here

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Letter Coffee Cup
plain mug + contact paper/vinyl + spray paint + spray clear acrylic

Tutorial here

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DIY Garden Markers
oven bake-able polymer clay  + rubber letter stamps

Tutorial here

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Lavender and Coconut Oil Bath BonBons

Tutorial here

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Glowing Photo Luminaries
photos + candle holder (Dollar Tree) + double sided tape

Tutorial here

Vanilla Bath Salts

Tutorial here

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Mason Jar Lid Magnets
mason jar lids + photos to trace & cut + magnets

Tutorial here

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 Fringed Flannel Throw
All you need is flannel fabric from Jo-Anns (Use the 40% off coupon)
Easy to make even for those with no sewing experience

Tutorial here

coffeecup

plain white mug or mugs + tape +  gold spray paint + clear sealer for ceramic
You can get plain coffee mugs at Goodwill for less than a $1

Tutorial here

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Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coaster
craft sticks + square balsa wood rod + pliers with wire cutting blade + washi tape

Tutorial here

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Homemade Heating Pad
cotton flannel fabric + rice

Tutorial here

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Warm Cocoa Bath Soak

Recipe and free printable here

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Rose Lotion Bar
coconut oil + shea butter + beeswax + rose oil

Video tutorial here

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Instagram Magnets
oak veneer plywood + printed photos  + stain + sealer + white paint + strong round magnets

Tutorial here

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Copper Vanity Bowls
white ceramic bowls + metallic spray paint + tape

Tutorial here

marbled-mugs

Marbled Mugs
mugs + nail polish  + toothpicks + container
Money Saving Tip: You can get mugs at Goodwill for less than a dollar

Tutorial here

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Sweater Pillows
throw pillow + old sweater + buttons (optional)

Tutorial here

diy-marble-tray

marble tile + drawer pulls + felt sticky pads

Tutorial here

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graphite transfer paper + Porcelaine Pen in Fine Point + a print out with initials

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dad

beer-reindeer

Reindeer Beer

Tutorial here

iphonetie

iPhone Tie Phone Cover
tie + stick pins + self-adhering velcro

Tutorial here

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Homemade Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

Tutorial here

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BBQ Apron
apron + printable inkjet transfer paper + iron

Tutorial here

phone-charger

Phone Charging Station – great way to free up some desk space!
32-ounce plastic bottle + sandpaper + spray paint + newspaper

Tutorial here

natural-branch-coasters

Natural Branch Coasters
straight branches + hand saw + sandpaper + clear varnish

Tutorial here

tie-clip

Leather Tie Clip
thick leather + a blank tie clip + a letter and number punch set

Tutorial here

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Woodsy Beard Oil

Tutorial here

remote

Book Box for Remote

Tutorial here

coffee-soap

Coffee Bean Soap
melt-and-pour soap base + ground coffee beans + fragrance oil + soap mold

Tutorial here

beer-coaster

DIY Beer Coaster
six-pack cardboard beer holders + ceramic tiles + felt + hi-gloss lacquer

Tutorial here

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Pork Rub in a Jar
Most of the spices you probably already have in your spice rack.
All you need is a mason jar and the free printable
Recipe here.

mug

Mug Holder
15″ of 1×8 board + 12″ of 2×2 or a 1.5″ dowel + hooks + spray paint

Tutorial here

cheese-board

Chalkboard Cheese Stone
slate tile + chalkboard paint

Tutorial here

leather-cuff

Leather Cuff
a piece of leather + snap pieces + snap attachment tools

Tutorial here

magnetic-wrist-band

Magnetic Wristband
fabric and velcro + small strong magnets  + small piece of scrap metal + rivets

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Teens

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DIY Handwarmers
fabric + fabric scissors + needle + long pins + rice + thread

Tutorial here

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Slippers with Small Gifts
(e.g. nail polish, candy, EOS lip balm)

You can get slippers at Walmart for $5!

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Studded iPhone Case
phone case (2 for $5 on Ebay) + iron on studs

Tutorial here

washi-cell

Herringbone Cell Phone Cover
washi tape + phone case

Tutorial here

notebook

scrapbook paper + computer paper + PVA glue + gold leaf

Tutorial here

pencilcup

Gold Foiled Pencil Cup
double sided tape + gold foil + glass tumbler

Tutorial here

jewlery

Jewlery Tray
dishes, plates, bowls or mini trays + tape + gold spray paint

Tutorial here

 

ombre-tote

Ombre Tote
white tote bag + Rit dye

Tutorial here

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Earphone Cord Holder
air dry clay + heart cookie cutter + alphabet stamp + acrylic paint

Tutorial here

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Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Tutorial here

lip-balm

All Natural Lip Balm

Tutorial here

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Mini Desk Marquee Light
foam board + 20 count battery powered lights + poster board + spray paint

 Tutorial here

corkboard

cork tile + shaped chipboard + contact cement

Tutorial here

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

hat/scarf/gloves + rhinestones in various shapes and colors + jewelry glue

Tutorial here

kitchen-utencils

Great present for college students or a young adult’s first apartment.
You can even get all these kitchen utensils at Dollar Tree to save even more!

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Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeve

Tutorial here

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No Sew Blanket Scarf
All you need is flannel fabric from Jo-Anns (Use the 40% off coupon)

Tutorial here

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Ampersand Marquee Light
great decor idea for college dorm rooms!

Tutorial here

gingerbread

Gingerbread Body Butter

Recipe here

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Yarn Wrapped Bracelet
chain link + 2 jump rings + 1 lobster clasp + yarn

Tutorial here

mug-heart

mug + Sharpie oil based paint pen + contact paper + Krylon Crystal Clear

Tutorial here

peppermint-foot-soak

Peppermint Foot Soak

Tutorial here

chalk-mug

a porcelain mug + painter’s tape +  chalkboard paint

Tutorial here

DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends

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Homemade Foaming Handsoap

Tutorial here

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Faux Birch Candles
ivory or candle + brown and sandstone acrylic paint

Tutorial here

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Cookie Sack
cookie mix + fabric + embellishments (cinnamon sticks, twine, etc.)

Tutorial here

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Peppermint Homemade Soap
shea butter soap base + peppermint essential oil + red soap colorant + soap mold

Tutorial here

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Gingerbread Man Painted jar
Glass Jar with Lid + Contact Paper + Cookie Cutter + Spray Paint + White Acrylic Paint Pen

Tutorial here

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Honey Almond Hand Creme

Tutorial here

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Homemade Butter

Recipe here

candles-with-a-heat-gun

plain tissue paper +  piece of card stock  + wax paper + free template
Also, you will need a heat gun to make this.

Tutorial here

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Homemade Potpurri
cranberries + whole cloves + cinnamon sticks + grated nutmeg

Tutorial here

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Assortment of Christmas Candles

Tutorial here

burlap-fabric

Burlap Treat Bag
burlap + cellophane treat bags + treats + ribbon and accents (e.g. Christmas pick)

Tutorial here

oatmeal-cinnamon-soap

Cinnamon Soap

 Tutorial here

Candy & Treats DIY Christmas Gifts

kisses

free tag and Kisses sticker + Hersey Kisses + paper punch + plastic container

Tutorial here

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Candy Cane Popcorn

Recipe here

sleigh-candy-on

Candy Sleigh

Tutorial here

salted-caramel

Salted Caramel Cracker Candy

Recipe here

reindeer-hot-chocolate-cones

Reindeer Hot Chocolate

Tutorial here

peppermint-crunch-cookie

Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Cookie Mix

Recipe here

christmas-toffee

Christmas Toffee

Tutorial here

peppermint-brownies

Peppermint Brownie Mix in a Jar

Tutorial here

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Homemade Peppermint Oreos

Recipe here

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix

Recipe and free printable here

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Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark

Recipe here

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Oreo Pops

Recipe here

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